Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies made by adding fresh lemon juice and zest to a simple sugar cookie dough. No rolling out or chilling necessary! Just bake and top with a bright lemon buttercream frosting. Easy Lemon Cookies piped with a super simple rosette so they taste incredible and they’re pretty too! My all-time favorite Sugar Cookie recipe!

Lemon Sugar Cookies are one of my favorite cookies ever! They’re soft, perfectly sweet and everyone goes crazy over the fresh lemon buttercream frosting on top. It’s absolutely amazing. I love that these lemon cookies are so easy to make too- no rolling or chilling required! You can literally just make the dough, scoop it on the baking sheet and bake right away. They cool quickly and you’re welcome to just frost with a knife, or you can make the darling rosettes on top of each cookie like I did. It’s fast and easy, I promise! I’m not a cake decorator by any means and I was able to frost each cookie really fast and they looked just lovely.


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Lemon Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP lemon zest
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.  Add egg, vanilla, sour cream, lemon juice and zest.
  3. Gently whisk together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix to combine. Continue process, adding 1/3 of the dry ingredients at a time until it’s all mixed in.
  5. ……………………………….

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